December 11, 2013

News - SC Judgement on Sec-377

Supreme Court says gay sex illegal, govt hints at legislative route

On 11 December 2013, the Supreme Court of India ruled homosexuality to be a criminal offence setting aside the 2009 judgement given by the Delhi High Court. The bench of justices G. S. Singhvi and S. J. Mukhopadhaya however noted that the parliaments should debate and decide on the matter.A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya upheld the constitutional validity of Section 377 of Indian Penal Code that makes anal sex a punishable offence.
In its judgment the Supreme court stated
"We declare that Section 377 IPC, insofar it criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults in private, is violative of Articles 21, 14 and 15 of the Constitution. The provisions of Section 377 IPC will continue to govern non-consensual penile non-vaginal sex and penile nonvaginal sex involving minors... Secondly, we clarify that our judgment will not result in the re-opening of criminal cases involving Section 377 IPC that have already attained finality.

The full decision can be found here

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1 comment:

  1. Its very bad that out Supreme court gave such sentence....